Owen Cobb 1:30 p.m., Dec. 11
In Survey, San Diego Second Most Desirable Job Location. But It Can't Be the Weather; In Second Survey, Twin Cities Is Tops
A survey of 2,500 employees and entrepreneurs by the Human Capital Institute indicates that San Diego is the second most desirable relocation destination. It was second to New York, which is also the least desirable. In citing San Diego, respondents heavily specified environment -- basically, climate, parks and natural features. But there was a different survey, asking similar but distinctly different questions, done by MarketWatch, a Wall Street Journal online publication. Respondents were asked the best areas in which to do business. Winner: Minneapolis-St. Paul. It has 13 companies with annual sales of more than $10 billion. Citizens concede that sometimes a sales job has to be done on a recruit. It gets cold up there. (On the other hand, have you ever known anybody from the Twin Cities who didn't love living there?) Second place went to Boston and third to Denver. Half of the ten highest cities were in the Sun Belt. San Diego was not one of them.